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Racer 5 India Pale Ale | Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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Racer 5 India Pale AleRacer 5 India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. There's a trophy in every glass.

2009 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – GOLD
2009 Colorado State Fair – Best of Show
2006 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
2005 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
1999 Great American Beer Festival® India Pale Ale - GOLD

Added by kbub6f on 03-27-2002

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz poured into tulip

A: Great cloudy dark gold almost orange color with a creamy white head that lingered for a while with some good lacing. Bottle conditioning is obvious with yeast particles floating around, great looking beer!

S: Citrus like hop aroma and a sweet maltiness that is very pleasant. Smeels great, you just know its going to be a great tasting beer.

T: Bitterness is balanced very well with the sweet maltiness. Very nice hoppiness, citrus like, opposed to pine like or soapy like some say. Carbonation is just right and very refreshing.

M: A bit dry with a bitter aftertaste, as expected. Malt character is apparent and lingers with some citrus notes.

O: Great example of what comes out of California. Bear republic knows whats up. This is a balanced IPA, maybe a bit on the maltier side but nonetheless a must have. Brew looks good, smells great and tastes like an IPA should.

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A- Beer pours into a standard pint showing a golden, crystal clear color. Small amount of white head dissipates quickly. No lacing noted. Very good looking IPA.

S- Hops, and malt...Duh!! Very nice nose on this beer. Smells very balanced. Has a strong hop smell some mint, pine and citrus jump out. Smells very appealing.

T- Beer tastes of bread, with a small amount of citrus. This beer is a small amount of alcohol that is hidden very well.

M- Medium body beer with a nice dry finish.

O- Overall this is a great IPA!!! One of my favorites.

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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 7,728 ratings
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